Demon golfers aiming for lower scores |

Demon golfers aiming for lower scores

GRAND JUNCTION ” The difference between constant golf and tournament winning golf is how much time a player puts into his game in the off-season.

“You cannot learn how to play golf in a six-week season,” said Glenwood Springs boys golf coach Bryan Whiting in summing up his team’s performance at Monday’s Tiger Invitational.

“That’s why some of the other team’s players are shooting in the 70s,” the first-year Demons coach said. “They play all the time in the summer and we’re finding that out.”

The playing experience of the top players became clear as the final totals were posted on the scoreboard.

Identical individual runner-up scores of 71 by Steamboat’s Ryan Brees and Hans-Peter Bacher earned the Sailors the team championship with a combined score of 223.

Battle Mountain’s Clint Wilson had the best round of the day. The Huskie senior carded a 69.

The scores ruined a pretty good day on the links by the Demons.

Glenwood shot a combined 246 team score for a seventh-place tie with Battle Mountain and Gunnison in the 18-team tournament.

Individually, the Demons top three golfers entered the clubhouse in the low 80s.

Matt McAdow carded an 80, Michael Flohr, working with new golf clubs had an 82 and Connor Frey posted a 84.

Roaring Fork had the best day of the three area teams who participated at the Tiger Invite. The Rams, behind their one-two combination of Adam Joiner and Sean McMechan led Roaring Fork to a sixth-place in the team standings with a score of 244.

Individually, Joiner and McMechan each finished with rounds of 78, putting them in a four-way tie for eighth place with Aspen golfers Teddy Karlinski and Wylie Melberg.

Rifle came in ninth as a team with a 257 total. Brandon Forney posted the lowest Bear score at 80, followed by Shawn Cruse (88) and Mike Sours (89).

The Western Slope boys tour winds up its two-day stopover in Grand Junction this morning with the 18-hole Warrior Invitational at Tiara Rado Golf Course.

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